Sports & Recreation


When it comes to sports and recreation, Orillia is a four-season destination that is ideally located and perfectly prepared to make your visit unique and fun-filled.

Spring & Summer Activities

In the spring and summer, many enjoy our wide array of water sports including fishing, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, rowing, sailing, waterskiing, tubing, boating, and, of course, swimming.

Orillia is a port of call along the 386-kilometre Trent Severn Waterway, is home to the spectacular Port of Orillia on Lake Couchiching and has many local marinas.


If you like to fish, Orillia is where you want to be. Surrounded by Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe, Orillia is also just a cast away from Sparrow Lake, where you can mosey up the Severn River and then over the lift locks at Big Chute into Gloucester Pool. You can also drop a line in Bass Lake, the Narrows, Lake St. John or countless other lakes, streams and ponds.

Naturally, the area is home to several popular fishing tournaments including the famous Perch Festival, which kicks off the season each spring.

Please review the fishing regulations to find out more about official regulations and information on fishing in Ontario or call The Ministry of Natural Resources at 1-800-667-1940

Parks & Trails

On land, Orillia boasts many trails that you can enjoy while you celebrate the changing seasons and magnificent scenery. For information on Orillia's excellent trail network, visit our Trails page.

For information on the Trans Canada Trail system in Orillia and the surrounding area, including maps and GPS data, visit The Trans Canada Trail website.

Of course, there are also camping, golfing, hunting, and cycling opportunities throughout the region. 


In Orillia, you can savour the winter months by snowmobiling, ice fishing, skiing, dog-sledding, snow-tubing, or snowshoeing - as well as numerous skiing options - including cross-country and downhill skiing at our area ski hills.

Orillia has it all. Enjoy!